Time for another update on the newest advice on making yourself a successful Registered Dietitian! If you've missed earlier bits of advice, or want to learn more about the #KOW project, read more here.

  • Start branding yourself, even as a student! Making a cohesive web presence (colors, logos, photos) with things like an e-portfolio, blog and Twitter will help spark recognition of ‘you’ in the dietetics world.
  • Mind your p’s and q’s. Always send thank you emails and notes to those who have helped you, answered questions, or given you an interview.
  • Use online resources to make life easier. Sources like Drugs.com, the ADA COI, ADA toolbox, RD411 and others let you focus on important things and use their provided information. You don’t have to reinvent the wheel.
  • Planning your undergrad courses out? Take more difficult classes earlier in your career so you can have time to focus on building your resume for internships with impressive projects during your junior and senior year.
  • “Registered Dietitians must provide leadership, guidance, and direction to impact health for people of all ages, in all stages of well-being, and at all food decision points.” -Sylvia Escott-Stump MA RD FADA LDN :ADA Journal, President’s intro
  • “Being a professional member and being perceived as a professional are two different things. Professionalism takes a lifelong commitment to competency, excellence, honorable values, standards, ethics, upright character, determination, service mentality, and even a touch of class.” S. Escott-Stump, President’s Intro
  • "Successful people are self motivated, ready to take on responsibility and receive support from their employees. Ask yourself: Will I always receive support? Whether the answer is yes or no, do not let that deter you from being the best professional you can be." -Judith Rodriguez, past ADA president
  • "Schedule time on your calender every few months to organize and update your CDR Activity Log. The smallest things, such as simply reading a journal article count! I knew an RD who let her CDR requirements slip by and she said retaking the exam was not fun!" -Tanya, Dine Dash Deadlift